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    Ausfish New Member Ronald2boats's Avatar
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    The joys of a new boat

    It always seems to be the same. My third real boat and I always have to go over them with a fine tooth comb.

    So far, brake discs covered in grease but not a spot of rust, funnily enough.

    Override brakes so badly adjusted it felt like someone running in to me each time I hit the brakes.

    VHF, am/fm splitter connector separated but pushed back together with duct tape.

    Has L&R latch but had to move winch post 4in up and 4in back to align bits so it might work.

    Cut off long bolts intruding thru cabin deckhead to prevent unexpected facial surgery.

    Replaced plastic screw fasteners on electronics with ss bolts so that they are not removable items.

    Found screws and secured loose kill tank hatch cover.

    Need to buy new VHF antenna and maybe a new mount.

    Need to organise some surgery to rocket launcher and bimini to get it to fold.

    She is a good boat though and I am pleased to have her.

    Thinking of renaming her to "BeFree". Third boat... B3...




    ... Ron via mobile


    Ron
    Loc: Bundaberg
    B1: Yalta Craft 2200 Fisherman + Suzuki 150HP/4
    B2: Quintrex 430 Fishabout + Evinrude E-Tech 40HP
    B3: 2009 Whittley Clearwater 1750 + Mercury Optimax 115HP (FOR SALE)

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    Re: The joys of a new boat

    Indeed, never ending and surpriising how sloppily things are often done or time takes it's toll add in personal preferences and then in 12 months you can do another similar list
    I like to detach, clean and tighten every electrical connection when I get a second hand boat, surprising how many loose ones. Usually the trailer lights get completely replaced but only have to do that right once normally.
    I spent today rubuilding calipers, using a needle gun and a grinder with a flap wheel to clean the discs up x 4. And a few other associated jobs. Oh what fun, well maybe it was at one time Ramp is only a short distance and looks like we will have to drive a little after wash down just for the brakes.
    Unfortunately the 'if you want it done right' saying is mostly on the money
    I hope all goes well with the new boat
    Cheers
    Rod

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    Ausfish Bronze Member
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    Re: The joys of a new boat

    Sounds like a pretty small list for a s/hand boat.

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    Ausfish New Member Ronald2boats's Avatar
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    Re: The joys of a new boat

    Hahahaha, yes, but I am still going, the list will get longer ... :-)

    ... Ron via mobile


    Ron
    Loc: Bundaberg
    B1: Yalta Craft 2200 Fisherman + Suzuki 150HP/4
    B2: Quintrex 430 Fishabout + Evinrude E-Tech 40HP
    B3: 2009 Whittley Clearwater 1750 + Mercury Optimax 115HP (FOR SALE)

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    Ausfish New Member Ronald2boats's Avatar
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    Re: The joys of a new boat

    Work continues:

    1. Removed the anchor winch after I found that it was attached to an anchor well that was about 3mm thick fiberglass. No easy way to reinforce. I just gotta shake my head at what some people do.

    2. Added a central fuse box rather than lots of inline fuses all through the boat

    3. Had the rocket launcher modified to allow it to fold. I was able to extend the shed to handle the 8m on trailer, but raising the door was out of the question. I took it to a guy in Bundy (http://www.stainlessaluminiumsupplies.com.au/) who did the modification. Came up pretty well, I think.

    4. Plus a hundred little things.



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    Ron
    Loc: Bundaberg
    B1: Yalta Craft 2200 Fisherman + Suzuki 150HP/4
    B2: Quintrex 430 Fishabout + Evinrude E-Tech 40HP
    B3: 2009 Whittley Clearwater 1750 + Mercury Optimax 115HP (FOR SALE)

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    Re: The joys of a new boat

    just curious, your new 3rd boat, B3(whittley), is already for sale?

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    Ausfish New Member Ronald2boats's Avatar
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    Re: The joys of a new boat

    Nuh, chronologically the Whittley is my 2nd boat, it needs to make way for the Yalta which is the 3rd.

    ... Ron via mobile


    Ron
    Loc: Bundaberg
    B1: Yalta Craft 2200 Fisherman + Suzuki 150HP/4
    B2: Quintrex 430 Fishabout + Evinrude E-Tech 40HP
    B3: 2009 Whittley Clearwater 1750 + Mercury Optimax 115HP (FOR SALE)

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    Re: The joys of a new boat

    neat work done on the folding rocket launcher, good job

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